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Reviewer: Victor Von Psychotron - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 27, 2017
Subject: Wonderfully weird
It's a short film that is supposed to teach kids that toys don't grow on trees (or are made by Santa's elves), but it becomes a love letter to a toy truck with a spot of paint on the hood.

It's worth a watch for the time capsule of toys from the mid-1950's. Everything you see in the toy store scene is worth good money in modern times. The vacuum cleaner toy is great for the message it sent to kids back then ("Look how fun it is to clean the house! You should do it!"). Also the hats worn by Skipper and pals at his party are so hideous that I thought at first they had paper plates covered in food stains on their heads.
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 16, 2012
Subject: Quackery over Quality
Amazingly preposterous short about how a toy truck is built, shipped off to a toy store, and then sold. Frameworked by a not-needed teacher telling a story about this truck to kids, this short is about this one truck, which, through some fault at the toy manufacturing plant, has a blotch of yellow paint on the body of the truck. Now, this truck is inspected for faults, yet, this blotch is IGNORED. No, it's skipped over, boxed and shipped out to a toy store, which says a lot for 1950's toy manufacturers. Then it gets shipped off to a toy store, where the dealer isn't noticing it either, which says a lot too. Finally, the parent who buys the truck for a kid for his birthday doesn't notice either. The kid doesn't notice either, but no matter, because the kid acts like this cheap truck (with stickers on the windows) is the bee's knees compared to all the other gifts he got, which is really strange, because the truck isn't much. Just an overall REALLY strange short, great color, but poor sound. Nevertheless. well worth your time and a MUST SEE on this site!
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